Sunday, November 1, 2015

GIVEAWAY POST

I decided to get to the point in the title.  Hey its the most important, and I know it.  It always catches my eye on a blog for sure.  I will post details at the end so you can either scroll on down or just suffer through :).

My computer is back up and running, however the f button is sticky, and well it is the f button.  I hope to catch all missing f's but i not you know why.  I have been working my little fingers to the bone, well not really, but I have been sewing a lot. 

I have to say people really and truly do not understand my fascination with sewing and fabric.  I see it when they look at me like I am the craziest person they know (which is saying a LOT).  I really don't care though lol!  I have something I love to do, and it makes me happy.  I am however constantly asked about selling something.  I have yet to get into this realm of things.  Frankly it scares the shit out of me (sorry for the language).  I really do love the relaxation part the most and I am terrified that when it becomes work, well it will be work.  I have decided that I think I will sell bags/totes and maybe small items.  I will not take custom orders and will only sell from inventory.  I think at 1st I will sell on social media, and then a friend has a shop that she really wants me to put some bags in.  If that goes well I guess I will take it to Etsy.  I plan to really well plan this out.  I will make a few bags and time everything and document all materials used.  I am not about to do something I am not all that crazy about (charging people) and lose money right off the bat.  Hence the not selling of quilts.  I just feel it would be very difficult, in my area, to sell a quilt and not lose money on the fabric cost alone.  Anyway that is the plan and I will keep you posted.

What have I been working on:

This is the Jena Tote by sotak handmade.  I tested this pattern and LOVE this bag.  It is so roomy, and I get so many compliments on it.  As you can see I used my horded Nordika fabric by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery.  This is probably my favorite fabric if there is such a thing. 

We did a lovely kids swap of trick or treat bags this time.  Here is what my lovely made:


How stinking cute is this.  She made it lined and we just kinda make it up.  It is reversible and I would be happy to tick or treat with such a bag!  The bag she received was equally as cute and as you can see she really liked it!  
I literally just finished making these placemats for a swap.  This one is for a gentleman.  I sure hope he likes them.  I made them using scraps and crossroads denim. This stuff is Amazing I mean for real. 



The lighting is not great as it is dark, but look how wonderful the quilting looks on the denim.  

I have a quilt that I had MSQC quilt for me when I was there or the last retreat I went to.  I have had it back for some time and bound about 1/4 of it.  I have been go go go!  I really need to get that done.  

Ok so congrats on making it this far or well just scrolling down.  It is giveaway time.  I said in the last blog post it is a decent one.  Here are the pics, and I do apologize, but I can not send across the way.  Postage is crazy expensive these days.  As bad as I hate it, open to US only :(!

 This is seriously beautiful fabric and I hate to part with it.  Leave me a comment.  Anything will do and if you follow tell me how for an extra entry.  I will leave it open till Nov 7th and let my daughter pick a number between 1 and whatever the amount is.  It is the youth hunt this weekend so maybe the luck will rub off on her :)!

Thanks again for hanging in there with me!  Have a great week everyone!



11 comments:

  1. How cute. I love homemade trick or treat bags, esp the one with the cats.

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  2. I can understand your fascination with sewing and fabric. I like to think of it as an artistic ability such as being able to paint,sculpt, sing or dance. Only a small percentage of the population is born with the inherent ability to do those things. Others can learn to do them but will never be as good as the people who have the natural ability. I think we were born being able to create with fabric. There is just something about the feel, smell, color and patterns of fabric that make me want to take it and transform it into something much more than a flat piece of material.

    Good luck on the selling of your creations. I think you will have no problem selling them and making a profit. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, you know how it just calls out to be used and turned into something wonderful. Rina

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  3. I forgot to let you know that I am a quiet, long time follower via Blogger and now via Bloglovin. Rina

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  4. Good luck with your selling plans! I hope you have much success! I made a trick or treat bag too this year-for my little grandson!

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  5. great fabric, thanks for the chance

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  6. I understand your fascination with fabric, in fact I think most of us who read your blog do! Thanks for the giveaway...

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  7. Hi Stephanie. I totally understand about peeps not getting your fascination w/sewing and fabric. I never get enough of talking, reading or thinking about it! =) The Jena tote looks like a great bag..and those trick or treat bags are super deluxe fancy! I still can't bring myself to commit to a swap even though I burn w/envy whenever I see the beauties received by those who do participate. Your placemats will be well received. I just opened up my etsy shop. I have several items in inventory, but I opted to do custom orders not thinking I'd ever get one. But I did! And I guess I got lucky because I've heard they can be real pains in the rear but it's gone super smooth. I get creative freedom and get to use my stash! But I do understand your apprehension. I'm wishing you good providence when you do get it up and running. I love giveaways! Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful and generous prize! =)

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  8. I follow on GFC (emily callender).

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